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Henry Gray (1825–1861).  Anatomy of the Human Body.  1918.
 
iliac region—rolling under the fingers when empty and forming a distinct tumor when distended.


FIG. 1219– Surface anatomy of the front of the thorax and abdomen. (See enlarged image)

  The greater part of the liver lies under cover of the lower ribs and their cartilages, but in the epigastric fossa it comes in contact with the abdominal wall. The position of the liver varies according to the posture of the body. In the erect posture in the adult male the edge of the liver projects about 1 cm. below the lower margin of the right costal cartilages, and its inferior margin can often be felt in this situation if the abdominal wall is thin. In the supine position the liver

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